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The Pittsburgh Foundation Discretionary Grants

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for
Programs and Projects that Benefit Local Communities

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The Pittsburgh Foundation

Conf. Date:

07/13/21

Deadline Date:

08/09/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs and projects that benefit local communities. Funding is intended for programs to foster healthy communities, create self-sufficient individuals and families, create a vibrant democracy, and support community projects. Nonprofit organizations must be located within Allegheny County or demonstrate service to Allegheny County residents.

The Foundation will support proposals within the following priority areas:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130289

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for grantmaking support from The Pittsburgh Foundation's discretionary funds, applying nonprofit organizations must be:
- Located within Allegheny County or demonstrate service to Allegheny County residents.
- Designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. (If the organization does not have 501(c)(3) status, it may apply utilizing a fiscal sponsor.)

Organizations that have been awarded a grant in the last 12-months are not eligible to apply for a grant unless invited.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Information Session:

Tuesday July 13, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 am via Zoom: http://pghfdn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtcu-oqzgrGddms635dDfMaWt2u3-UHoOl

Please consider attending the optional 90-minute information session where you will be walked through the application, review the current application guidelines and answer any questions you may have about the process. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a breakout room with one of the program officers to engage in deeper discussion about our current funding priorities.

Pre-Application Information:

Fall 2021:
- Application due by August 9, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)
- For Funding Decisions By: Nov. 17, 2021

Dates may be subject to change. The Foundation may adjust the timing of grants in consideration for funding.

In 2021, the Foundation will offer three grant cycles as part of its discretionary grant-making program. Please be aware of application deadlines and decision dates when considering the timing of your application. It may take six to eight weeks from the date of initial inquiry to be invited to submit a full application.

Applying is a two-stage process:
1. Create an organizational profile.
2. Submit a full application, if invited.

More information about eligibility:
https://pittsburghfoundation.org/funding-eligibility

Deadlines:
https://pittsburghfoundation.org/deadlines-for-applying

How to apply:
https://pittsburghfoundation.org/how-to-apply

Create an organizational profile:
https://pittsburghfoundation.org/create-organizational-profile

Video tutorial about how to create an organizational profile:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8P9ImR-APIbOVI5YVBFUWpXbnc/view

Commonly asked questions:
https://pittsburghfoundation.org/commonly-asked-questions

Streamlined grant process:
https://pittsburghfoundation.org/streamlined-grant-app

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=pittsburgh

Karley Wiedenhofer, Grants Coordinator
412-394-2609
wiedenhoferk@pghfdn.org

The Pittsburgh Foundation
5 PPG Place, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5414

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Allegheny County

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